Way to close windows/apps while in expose?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by puma1552, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    I love expose, but I often find myself with 10+ windows/browsers/apps open that I no longer need. It feels so intuitive to hold my cursor over something I want to close to highlight it, and right click it (two finger tap) to close it. But of course this is not the case.

    To my knowledge there is no way to close stuff while in Expose. Am I right or is there a way to close stuff while viewed in Expose?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Not in expose.... but you can get LiteSwitch X to close apps while using cmd+tab.

    Cheers!

    EDIT: GGJstudios tip is way better.
     
  3. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can close apps while using Command+Tab in native Mac OS X. No need for 3rd party apps to accomplish that.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it, but couldn´t find out how.... do you mind sharing the tip? thanks!
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Press Command and keep it down. Press Tab to scroll through open apps. Still holding the Command key down, when you find an app you want to close, press Q.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    WOW!!! how'bout that! that's great! thanks a lot.

    Now, off to ditch liteswitch x...

    cheers!
     
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    Patrick J

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    #7
    That is a great tip! Thanks alot!
     
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    clientsiman

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    This is very cool! Thanks
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    Stuff? Apps, yes, using the tip above. Pressing Cmd-Tab will take you to one space rather that leave you in the Expose multi-space mode. Individual windows, multiples in the same app, no.
     
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    miles01110

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    If you buy Witch you can do the same sort of thing with individual windows.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    The same thing works for closing windows by using Command+`, then keep holding Command pressing W when you come to an a window you want to close. This stops Mac rearranging the windows, so you won't have to go through the windows that you want to keep multiple times.
     

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